In 2002 Stephen Wolfram released A New Kind of Science and immediately unleashed a firestorm of wonder, controversy, and criticism as the British-born scientist, programmer, and entrepreneur overturned conventional ideas on how to pursue knowledge. Earlier this month, he teased something with the capacity to…See More
Rebecca Goldstein's first lecture in a series of four addresses Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems.The philosophical implications of mathematics and its beautiful relationship with philosophy are discussed. Professor Goldstein examines epistemological questions, the blurred borders between maths and philosophy, the significance of the very private friendship between Gödel and Einstein, and the somewhat confusing nature of paradoxes in this truly illuminating lecture.The debate between formalism…See More
The Keynote Address is one of the highlights of Family Weekend. We are pleased to announce this year's Keynote Speaker, Peter Norvig '78, P'16, Director of Research at Google, Inc.Peter Norvig is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and the Association for Computing Machinery. At Google Inc he was Director of Search Quality, responsible for the core web search algorithms from 2002-2005, and has been Director of Research from 2005 on.Previously he was the head of the…See More
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